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Entries Tagged as 'kindergarten'

Lesson Plan: The Toy Shop

December 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Lesson Plans

Grades: Kindergarten-2nd grade Teaching points: Dancers use free & bound flow.  Dancers tell stories through narrative dance. Targets: Explore free & bound flow; Participate in a story-telling dance. Context: This lesson takes two 30-minute sessions, one to introduce/explore the element of flow and the other to develop/enact the story (or one session of more reasonable […]

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Rehearsal: skill development for kindergarteners

June 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Performance over, there’s finally time to review the process… There’s a lot to learn in the process of rehearsal, if the dance is built for continuous learning. And although the goal of rehearsal would seem to be a more perfect performance, it’s not.  It’s growth.  There’s a limit to how perfectly kindergarteners are going to […]

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First week of school: managing dancers

September 7th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Whew!  and this was only a three-day week. We started Wednesday, and by Friday, we’d covered enough logistics (fire drills, emergency drills, shoe drills, bandaid, bathroom, and tissue drills) to dance!  What a relief. 5th graders — “The Hustle” went over big, providing a quick application for concepts — self and general space and direction […]

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